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Fort Worth Flashback: Hotel, saloon provided cowboy comforts

Posted Oct. 17, 2011

Stockyard Club

Courtesy of the Fort Worth Library

In 1904, Col. T.M. Thannisch, one of North Fort Worth’s early developers and entrepreneurs, purchased property at the corner of North Main Street and East Exchange Avenue. He built a two-story frame building with balconies on the west and south sides. The building housed the Stock Yards Club Saloon and Billiard Parlor in the western portion, with furnished rooms for rent on the second floor.

In December 1906, Thannisch began constructing a three-story brick building on the eastern portion of his property for a hotel. This structure exists today as the Stockyards Hotel.

The original wooden structure shown here remained until 1913 when it was demolished and replaced with a brick addition.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-871-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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